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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: obesity ~
b: a-bad-friend

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: cell ~
b: soccer-team

Writer: AMANI AND SAM VANG --Date: December 8, 2016

a: vacuole ~
b: a-rain-barrel

Writer: Kelly --Date: December 8, 2016


a: cell-wall ~
b: gate-outside-a-city

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: budding ~
b: binary-fission

Writer: Martin Rowland --Date: December 8, 2016

a: cellular-respiration ~
b: the-triple-jump

Writer: Mark Richardson Georgia et al. --Date: December 8, 2016


a: obesity ~
b: contagious-disease

Writer: Heather Leeson --Date: December 8, 2016

a: immune-system ~
b: library

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: central-nervous-system ~
b: your-body-s-personal-internet

Writer: John McKiggan Q.C. --Date: December 8, 2016


a: protein-synthesis ~
b: stringing-beads

Writer: Tom Kirkwood --Date: December 8, 2016

a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: December 8, 2016

a: tonicity ~
b: osmotic-pressure

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016


a: urinary-system ~
b: purification-plant

Writer: Dr. Shirin Wadia --Date: December 8, 2016

a: health-care-system ~
b: taking-on-a-ferrari-sized-debt

Writer: beltane --Date: December 8, 2016

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016


a: budding ~
b: self-cloning

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: dna ~
b: blueprint

Writer: Randall Willis --Date: December 8, 2016

a: mitochondria ~
b: a-funky-little-bean

Writer: Karly Masters --Date: December 8, 2016


a: the-krebs-cycle ~
b: a-merry-go-round

Writer: Gordon Bonnet --Date: December 8, 2016

a: chocolate ~
b: a-sponge

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: glycolysis ~
b: a-gumball-machine-in-the-cytoplasm

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016


a: chocolate ~
b: wine

Writer: Fionola Meredith --Date: December 8, 2016

a: photosynthesis ~
b: money-put-into-a-savings-account

Writer: drhglatzer --Date: December 8, 2016

a: photosynthesis ~
b: the-big-bang-in-evolution

Writer: James Barber --Date: December 8, 2016


a: activity-regulation ~
b: pyramid-or-dimmer-switch-or-language

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016

a: circulatory-system ~
b: canals-of-venice

Writer: N. Leigh Anderson --Date: December 8, 2016

a: the-krebs-cycle ~
b: an-8-cylinder-car-engine

Writer: David Gersten, M.D. --Date: December 8, 2016


a: cellular-respiration ~
b: breathing

Writer: Ms. Silvia --Date: December 8, 2016

a: cellular-respiration ~
b: a-hurdler

Writer: anne paige; Sam Paige --Date: December 8, 2016

a: photosynthesis ~
b: spiritual-light

Writer: James Dearmore --Date: December 8, 2016


a: photosynthesis ~
b: packing-a-lunch-to-eat-later

Writer: Rene Fester Kratz et al. --Date: December 8, 2016

a: cellular-respiration ~
b: a-change-machine

Writer: Antranik --Date: December 8, 2016

a: wall-street ~
b: a-russian-oligarchy

Writer: Matt Taibbi --Date: December 8, 2016


a: antibiotic ~
b: carpet-bombing-a-battlefield

Writer: GARDINER HARRIS --Date: December 8, 2016

a: vaccination ~
b: installing-anti-virus-software

Writer: Helen Osborne, MEd, --Date: December 8, 2016

a: vaccination ~
b: drivers-ed

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 8, 2016


a: vaccination ~
b: other-aspects-of-living-in-a-society

Writer: Dr. Amy Tuteur --Date: December 8, 2016

a: javascript-object ~
b: mr-potato-head

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 7, 2016

a: cell-nucleus ~
b: a-programmed-factory-for-mrna

Writer: Rod Nave, Ph.D. --Date: December 7, 2016


a: alanine ~
b: vanilla-flavor

Writer: Amanda --Date: December 7, 2016

a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: December 7, 2016

a: dna-transcription ~
b: a-work-order

Writer: Kyle Kurpinski --Date: December 7, 2016


a: cellular-respiration ~
b: breathing

Writer: Ms. Silvia --Date: December 7, 2016

a: a-neuron ~
b: toilet

Writer: Gidi Shemer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill --Date: December 7, 2016

a: glycolysis ~
b: investing-money-to-make-more-money

Writer: Robin Francis Tillman --Date: December 7, 2016


a: endoplasmic-reticulum ~
b: a-massive-shipping-facility

Writer: Jason Bardi --Date: December 7, 2016

a: legalizing-gay-marriage ~
b: electing-a-black-president

Writer: MAUREEN DOWD --Date: December 7, 2016

a: basing-an-economy-on-marx ~
b: basing-a-space-program-on-ptolemy

Writer: torujordan --Date: December 7, 2016


a: a-house-elf ~
b: an-indentured-servant

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 7, 2016

a: family ~
b: a-heap-of-stones

Writer: God --Date: December 7, 2016

a: dna-transcription ~
b: running-an-obsticle-course

Writer: anonymous --Date: December 7, 2016


a: autocracy ~
b: grand-ship-going-out-gloriously-over-the-seas

Writer: Dr. Ethan Colton --Date: December 7, 2016

a: smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum ~
b: conveyor-belts

Writer: Celly --Date: December 7, 2016

a: responsibility ~
b: a-muscle

Writer: Dorte Lindal --Date: December 7, 2016


a: gene-flow ~
b: a-remix

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 7, 2016

a: a-gene ~
b: two-open-pearl-necklaces-laid-side-by-side

Writer: Conrado D. Fontanill --Date: December 7, 2016

a: absolute-refractory-period ~
b: mandated-coffee-break

Writer: R. BRUCE SUNDRUD KRIS HUEFTLE --Date: December 7, 2016


a: snowflake ~
b: a-hieroglyph

Writer: Ken Libbrecht --Date: December 7, 2016

a: smooth-endoplasmic-reticulum ~
b: smooth-road

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 7, 2016

a: college ~
b: sunscreen

Writer: Derek Thompson --Date: December 7, 2016


a: buffer ~
b: a-shock-absorber

Writer: Melvin D. Joesten et al. --Date: December 7, 2016

a: dna-replication ~
b: a-train-track

Writer: Dr. Barry Starr --Date: December 7, 2016

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